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Accessory Drive Belts

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Accessory Belt Routing





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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing -2.0L and 2.4L engines



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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing -2.0L engine



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Fig. Accessory drive belt routing -2.4L engines

Adjustment



2.0L Engine
Air Conditioner Belt

The air conditioner compressor is mounted to the engine and cannot be moved. The belt is tensioned by an idler pulley, which has two fasteners securing it to the engine. When these fasteners are loosened, the idler pulley can be pivoted to loosen or tighten the belt and then secured in place by tightening the pivot and slotted adjustment plate fasteners. To adjust:

  1. Note the radio security code and disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the pivot bolt of the idler pulley bracket, then loosen the locknut of the slotted adjusting mounting plate.
  4.  
  5. Turn the adjusting bolt to achieve the correct belt tension.
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  7. Tighten the pivot bolt of the idler pulley bracket, then tighten the locknut of the adjusting fastener.
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  9. Check the belt tension. If the belt tension is not within specification, repeat the previous procedure until the proper belt tension is achieved.
  10.  
  11. Reconnect the negative battery cable and enter the radio security code.
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Alternator Belt

The alternator has two fasteners securing it to a bracket mounted on the engine. The upper locknut and fastener are installed through a slotted bracket and the lower fastener allows the alternator to pivot. To adjust:

  1. Note the radio security code and disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the upper locknut and lower pivot nut.
  4.  
  5. Move the top most portion of the alternator assembly toward the engine to decrease the belt tension, or away from the engine to increase the belt tension.
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  7. Tighten the upper locknut, lower pivot bolt, and then check the belt tension. If the belt tension is not within specification, repeat the previous procedure until the proper belt tension is achieved.
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  9. Reconnect the negative battery cable and enter the radio security code.
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Power Steering Pump Belt

The power steering pump has two fasteners securing it to a bracket mounted on the engine. The lower locknut and fastener are installed through a slotted bracket and the upper fastener allows the pump to pivot.

To adjust:

  1. Note the radio security code and disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the upper pivot nut and lower locknut.
  4.  
  5. Move the pump by placing a 1 / 2 inch breaker bar into the square hole in the pump, near the upper pivot bolt. Move the assembly toward the engine to decrease the belt tension, or away from the engine to increase the belt tension.
  6.  
  7. Tighten the upper pivot bolt and lower locknut and then check the belt tension. If the belt tension is not within specification, repeat the previous procedures until the proper belt tension is achieved.
  8.  
  9. Reconnect the negative battery cable and enter the radio security code.
  10.  

Inspection



2.0L Engine

Inspect the drive belt for signs of glazing or cracking. A glazed belt will be perfectly smooth from slippage, while a good belt will have a slight texture of fabric visible. Cracks will usually start at the inner edge of the belt and run outward. All worn or damaged drive belts should be replaced immediately.

2.4L Engine

Inspect the drive belt for signs of glazing or cracking. A glazed belt will be perfectly smooth from slippage, while a good belt will have a slight texture of fabric visible. Cracks will usually start at the inner edge of the belt and run outward. All worn or damaged drive belts should be replaced immediately.

Check that the auto-tensioner indicator (A) is within the standard range (B) as shown. If it is out of the standard range, the belt must be replaced.

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Fig. Check that the auto-tensioner indicator (A) is within the standard range (B) as shown. If it is out of the standard range, the belt must be replaced

Removal & Installation



2.0L Engine

The 2.0L engine uses separate drive belts for the air conditioner, alternator and the power steering pump. The outer most belt of the three belts is the power steering belt, followed by the air conditioner belt, and lastly the alternator belt. Therefore to remove the air conditioner belt, requires power steering belt removal. To remove the alternator belt requires removal of both the power steering and air conditioner belts.

Air Conditioner Belt

The air conditioner compressor is mounted to the engine and cannot be moved. The belt is tensioned by an idler pulley, which has two fasteners securing it to the engine. The locknut and fastener are installed through a slotted plate and allows the pulley to pivot.

  1. Note the radio security code and disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the power steering belt.
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  5. Loosen the pivot bolt of the idler pulley bracket, then loosen the locknut of the adjusting bolt.
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  7. Turn the adjusting bolt fully counterclockwise to achieve the maximum amount of slack.
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  9. Remove the belt from the pulleys, one pulley at a time.
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To install:

  1. Install the belt around the pulleys, beginning with the largest pulley first.
  2.  
  3. Follow the adjustment procedure to correctly tension the belt.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the pivot bolt of the idler pulley bracket, then tighten the locknut of the adjusting bolt.
  6.  
  7. Check the belt tension. If the belt tension is not within specification, repeat the adjustment procedures until the proper belt tension is achieved.
  8.  
  9. Install and properly tension the power steering belt.
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  11. Reconnect the negative battery cable and enter the radio security code.
  12.  

Alternator Belt

The alternator has two fasteners securing it to a bracket mounted on the engine. The upper locknut and fastener are installed through a slotted bracket and the lower fastener allows the alternator to pivot.

  1. Note the radio security code and disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the power steering and air conditioner compressor belts.
  4.  
  5. Loosen the upper locknut and lower pivot nut.
  6.  
  7. Move the top most portion of the alternator assembly toward the engine to fully release the belt tension.
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  9. Remove the belt from the pulleys, one pulley at a time.
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To install:

  1. Install the belt around the pulleys, beginning with the largest pulley first.
  2.  
  3. Follow the adjustment procedure to correctly tension the belt.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the upper locknut, lower pivot bolt, and then check the belt tension. If the belt tension is not within specification, repeat the adjustment procedures until the proper belt tension is achieved.
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  7. Install the power steering and air conditioner compressor belts and tension correctly.
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  9. Reconnect the negative battery cable and enter the radio security code.
  10.  

Power Steering Pump Belt

The power steering pump has two fasteners securing it to a bracket mounted on the engine. The lower locknut and fastener are installed through a slotted bracket and the upper fastener allows the pump to pivot. To remove:

  1. Note the radio security code and disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the upper pivot nut and lower locknut.
  4.  
  5. Move the pump by placing a 1 / 2 inch breaker bar into the square hole in the pump, near the upper pivot bolt. Move the pump assembly toward the engine to decrease the belt tension.
  6.  
  7. Remove the belt from the pulleys, one pulley at a time.
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To install:

  1. Install the belt around the pulleys, beginning with the largest pulley first.
  2.  
  3. Follow the adjustment procedure to correctly tension the belt.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the upper pivot bolt and lower locknut and then check the belt tension. If the belt tension is not within specification, repeat the adjustment procedures until the proper belt tension is achieved.
  6.  
  7. Reconnect the negative battery cable and enter the radio security code.
  8.  

2.4L Engine

The 2.4L engines uses 1 belt to drive the alternator, air conditioner compressor and the power steering pump.

  1. Remove the splash shield.
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  3. On 2002-04 models, use a proper sized wrench to move the auto-tensioner (A) to relieve tension from the drive belt (B), and remove the drive belt.
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  5. On 2005-06 models, use a suitable belt tension release tool to move the auto-tensioner (A) to relieve tension from the drive belt (B), and remove the drive belt.
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  7. Install the new belt in the reverse order of removal.

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    Fig. Move the auto-tensioner (A) to relieve tension from the drive belt (B), and remove the drive belt-2002-04 models



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    Fig. Use a suitable belt tension release tool to move the auto-tensioner (A) and remove the belt (B)-2005-06 models

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